Former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal remains to be not over the frustration of lacking Sachin Tendulkar’s wicket within the misplaced 2011 World Cup semifinal in opposition to India and is now deriving solace from English umpire Ian Gould’s latest assertion that the long-lasting batsman was certainly out.
Tendulkar, who made essential 85 runs within the semifinal at Mohali, was on 23 when Gould dominated him out LBW off Ajmal. However third umpire Billy Bowden, after a evaluate, overturned the choice.
Gould, who served on the ICC’s elite panel of umpires, just lately stated that he would stands by his choice of giving Tendulkar out.
Recalling the incident, Ajmal, now 42, stated, “It was straight in entrance and I used to be 100 p.c positive he was out. Shahid Afridi, Kamran, Wahab and different gamers requested me was he (Tendulkar) out and I advised them he’s gone.”
He stated he was heart-broken after the third umpire dominated Tendulkar not out.
“I by no means acquired an opportunity to bowl to him in a Take a look at so at any time when I performed in opposition to him in white ball cricket I at all times needed to do my greatest.
“Extra disappointing was that we misplaced the semifinal and it’s apparent that Tendulkar’s 85 runs made all of the distinction,” he stated on a tv channel,” he stated.
“Even right this moment, the third umpire’s choice baffles me. Possibly luck was with him that day and he went on play such an important innings for his crew,” stated Ajmal who performed 35 Checks between 2009 and 2014, taking 178 wickets.
He additionally took 183 wickets in 113 ODIs and 85 in 64 T20 Internationals.
Ajmal stated Gould was upset after his choice was overturned by the third umpire.
The off-spinner’s profession, nonetheless, got here to an unceremonious finish after a tour of Bangladesh. His bowling motion was reported in 2014 and he couldn’t address the following modification and retired in 2017.